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Angels prospect OF Brandon Marsh (shoulder) is aiming for a mid-May debut for Triple-A Salt Lake.
This explains why Marsh wasn't on the team's roster on Monday. The 23-year-old has dealt with a labrum injury dating back to last summer. Marsh is a consensus top-50 prospect in baseball, but we'd really like to see him get off to a strong start following this injury.
The Angels optioned OF prospect Brandon Marsh to Triple-A Salt Lake.
Marsh dealt with a shoulder injury this spring and wasn't able to play in the field during Cactus League play, he remains an exciting prospect for the Angels. A well-rounded player and a strong defender, Marsh should be rostered in dynasty leagues of any size this spring.
Brandon Marsh will continue to DH for the Angels as he recovers from a labrum injury he suffered at the Angels alternate site last year. The Angels are being cautious with the injury, so Marsh likely won't play in the field for a couple more weeks.
Marsh will continue getting his work in at the plate during the spring in both team workouts and exhibition games. The Angels added veteran Dexter Fowler over the offseason to an outfield mix that already included Mike Trout and Justin Upton. The Fowler signing seemed to signal that the Angels didn't want to rush Marsh in his development. It's unclear whether Marsh will be on the Opening Day roster, but he is likely to make his big league debut at some point this season. He has the size and tools to be an impact player at the big league level, so he's worth keeping an eye on, especially in keeper leagues.
Angels manager Joe Maddon noted that prospect Brandon Marsh suffered a cramp while running the bases. He left the game shortly afterward.
Monitor the health of Brandon Marsh as that may delay his call up to the major leagues. Marsh is a power and speed threat to monitor for the Angels. He'll be worth adding when called up, assuming health.
Angels manager Joe Maddon says OF Brandon Marsh has only DH'd due to a minor arm injury.
Maddon noted that the issue isn't anything serious. The 23-year-old prospect is a strong defender with a developing hit tool who will likely debut in the majors at some point in 2021.